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TimPlaz:
Each time I boot up my newly installed Linux-Lite 2.0 box, the mouse pointer is nothing more then a mini snowy tv screen. I have a heck of a time trying to figure out where to place it and click to do what I want to do in Linux. The only alternative I found was to change the mouse theme. That works while the session is open. Once I shut down or log-off and then turn it back on, its back to the snowy TV icon. Is there a fix or permanent way around this problem?

girl_downunder:
Hi all,

I'm having this same issue right now. Except I've tried multiple mice/brands & it makes no difference.

I'd been running an older version of Lite (1.0.4) & decided to wipe & reinstall...now I'm kind of wishing I hadn't!

Can anyone here with advanced knowledge of LL give a clue why this is happening in 2.0?

Did not occur in previous version, and yes, that blurry box in the uploaded pdf is the mouse--> a big, pixelated, snowy-TV?

Really don't want to have to stay with an old version just to simply use my mouse??   :(

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bitsnpcs:

--- Quote from: girl_downunder on October 29, 2014, 01:56:49 AM ---Hi all,
Except I've tried multiple mice/brands & it makes no difference.
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Hello,
I use Logitech mouse in LL 2.0 and have not had any such issues, it worked after install in the correct manner. Mouse themes also work in their correct manner.

Scott:
@TimPlax, girl_downunder

Hello Tim/Girl,

I don't have an answer right off but before troubleshooting can both of you confirm you've run and installed system updates please?

The "Install Updates" utility is located here
Menu > All > Install Updates

If navigation to "install updates" is difficult it can be done simply with the keyboard.

1. Open a terminal window with the key combination
2. Ctrl + Alt + t
3. The terminal window opens
4. At the terminal prompt type the command

--- Code: ---/usr/scripts/updates
--- End code ---

girl_downunder:

--- Quote from: bitsnpcs on October 29, 2014, 02:10:56 AM ---
--- Quote from: girl_downunder on October 29, 2014, 01:56:49 AM ---Hi all,
Except I've tried multiple mice/brands & it makes no difference.
--- End quote ---

Hello,
I use Logitech mouse in LL 2.0 and have not had any such issues, it worked after install in the correct manner. Mouse themes also work in their correct manner.

--- End quote ---

Okay....but that's not really what I was looking for- but I'm happy for you!  ;)

It ought not take a very specific "brand/model" of something like a mouse to run the new OS. Any mouse I use on 1.0.4 works (I still have the CD). I have tried 6 diff. ones, from generic to branded, in 2.0 & all do the snowy-tv dance!

So with hopes that there are mods here who know what to look for, I'm attaching the system profile.

Please keep in mind I'm running this live, ATM, until I get the mouse going. Then, I'll install to the HDD. I do PC repair & accumulate a lot of spare parts. Every so often, I put them together as a 'net/music/photos-litebox, etc...& do a free give-away on our local site to pensioners/low-income.

This is only an Athlon & 1GB RAM, but easily does the basics-- which is what most in my market are after anyway.

So yeah, this is for a good cause. I'd like to pass it along functioning properly.

Cheers!

Scott: not sure you're referring to a live, not-yet-installed issue, or an installed issue...sorry.  Please make it uber-stupidly-easy...because, "we are!!!!"....sniff...  :)

PSS: I managed to work within safe mode as normal-- so there is a definite mouse bug for the team to research!



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